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US more prepared for GDPR than UK

US more prepared for GDPR than UK

News   •   May 25, 2017 13:41 BST

With only one year to go before the European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) deadline, many US businesses with European customers are not fully prepared to comply with the new laws, which include ‘Right to be Forgotten’ customer consent mandates and regulations on how customer data is handled. US companies will face hefty fines or lawsuits if they don’t fully comply.

Unmanaged third-party risks are costing businesses

Unmanaged third-party risks are costing businesses

News   •   May 24, 2017 16:53 BST

As companies outsource processes and services, they expose themselves to a plethora of third-party risks. Whether it's data security, business disruptions or compliance risks, organizations must have the relevant measures in place to mitigate their potential impact on business continuity and reputation.

Global supply chains continue to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks

Global supply chains continue to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks

News   •   May 23, 2017 14:49 BST

In 2016 global supply chains continued to face a range of security, social responsibility, and business continuity risks, with many of these issues provoked by one another, according to BSI's Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report.

A definitive ranking of countries most resilient to the pressures of the 21st century

A definitive ranking of countries most resilient to the pressures of the 21st century

News   •   May 22, 2017 09:33 BST

Switzerland, Luxembourg and Sweden are the three countries most resilient to the pressures of the 21st century according to the 2017 FM Global Resilience Index, with Nepal, Venezuela and Haiti making up the bottom three on their list.

Most people are ill-equipped to deal with ransomware

Most people are ill-equipped to deal with ransomware

News   •   May 19, 2017 12:05 BST

Last week's ransomware attack, which affected 200,000 computer systems in 150 countries and crippled hospitals across the United Kingdom, is a frightening reminder of how much damage can be done by this type of malicious cyber attack. However, a new survey reveals that most people are ill equipped to deal with such an attack.

Building resilience by improving cyber security

Building resilience by improving cyber security

News   •   May 17, 2017 17:00 BST

In a new paper published by the Business Continuity Institute – Building resilience by improving cyber security – it is revealed that several activities which many of us perform out of habit could be making our organizations more vulnerable to the cyber threat, and identifies six simple steps that each of us can take to help improve security.

Setting the standard for business continuity and resilience across Europe
Small businesses compromising on cyber security

Small businesses compromising on cyber security

News   •   May 11, 2017 19:46 BST

More than two-thirds (70%) of IT managers at small and medium sized enterprises say budget considerations have forced them to compromise on security features when purchasing endpoint security, according to a survey by ​VIPRE.

Insider and third-party access rank as top cyber threats
Managing the supply chain

Managing the supply chain

News   •   May 09, 2017 08:32 BST

Has your organization experienced a disruption to its supply chain? What were the causes and consequences of those disruptions? Help inform our next Supply Chain Resilience Report by taking a few minutes to complete the survey, and be in with a chance of winning a £100 Amazon gift card.

Organizations worldwide fear non-compliance with GDPR could put them out of business

Organizations worldwide fear non-compliance with GDPR could put them out of business

News   •   May 05, 2017 12:38 BST

The vast majority of organizations worldwide (86%) are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could have a major negative impact on their business, according to a study by Veritas Technol​ogies. Nearly 20% said they fear that non-compliance could put them out of business.

Lax cyber security as workers blindly open email attachments

Lax cyber security as workers blindly open email attachments

News   •   May 04, 2017 16:53 BST

​Lax approaches to popular threats such as email attachments, and inadequate threat-awareness, poor work-practices and out-of-date technology, are exposing organizations to hacking, ransomware and zero-day attacks, says a report published by ​Glasswall Solutions.

Sungard Availability Services to sponsor the BCI European Awards

Sungard Availability Services to sponsor the BCI European Awards

News   •   May 03, 2017 15:15 BST

Sungard Availability Services, one the of the world's leading providers of managed IT services, information availability consulting services, business continuity management software and disaster recovery services, are demonstrating their commitment to the industry by sponsoring the Business Continuity Institute's annual European Awards.

Organizations leaving sensitive files accessible to all employees

Organizations leaving sensitive files accessible to all employees

News   •   Apr 28, 2017 10:42 BST

​There is an alarming level of exposure for corporate and sensitive files across organizations, including an average of 20% of folders per organization open to every employee, according to a new study conducted by ​Varonis.

Cyber espionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase

Cyber espionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase

News   •   Apr 27, 2017 11:12 BST

Cyber espionage is now the most common type of attack seen in manufacturing, the public sector and education, warns Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report. Much of this is due to the high proliferation of propriety research, prototypes and confidential personal data, which are hot-ticket items for cyber criminals.

Cyber security is a ‘people problem’

Cyber security is a ‘people problem’

News   •   Apr 26, 2017 10:28 BST

Over 80% of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge, as opposed to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

Cyber security put on the back burner

Cyber security put on the back burner

News   •   Apr 25, 2017 12:49 BST

A worrying number of UK businesses have no formal plan to protect them from cyber attack and there has been no improvement from a year ago, according to a study conducted jointly by the Institute of Directors and Barclays.

Employees too willing to share sensitive information

Employees too willing to share sensitive information

News   •   Apr 21, 2017 09:48 BST

Not only are many employees likely to share confidential information, but they are doing so without proper data security protocols in place or in mind, according to a new study by ​Dell. Today's workforce is caught between two imperatives: be productive and efficient on the job, and maintain the security of the organization's data.

Almost half of UK firms hit by cyber breach or attack in the past year

Almost half of UK firms hit by cyber breach or attack in the past year

News   •   Apr 19, 2017 16:22 BST

Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime after new Government statistics found nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack during the previous year.

Understanding the terminology of business continuity

Understanding the terminology of business continuity

News   •   Apr 13, 2017 17:11 BST

Ever wondered what different terms or acronyms relating to business continuity mean? The ​Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the creation of the joint BCI DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms.